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President Obama Confirms That Brooklyn Is ‘Blowing Up Right Now’

US President Barack Obama and New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (R) walk out of Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York on October 25, 2013. President Obama and Bill De Blasio went to Junior's.

"I know Brooklyn in general is blowing up right now.  When I was living here, Brooklyn was cool, but not this cool.  Barclays Center hadn’t been built yet.  I know the Nets just picked up Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett offseason, which is a lesson to all the young people — old people can still play. We’ve still got some gas in the tank." —President Obama sharing his thoughts on Brooklyn, at an appearance at P-TECH in Crown Heights

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